Carol Hurn D.V.M., Veterinarian, owner (Fear Free Certified Professional)
I was born in Moses Lake, Washington, and grew up in a military family that moved quite a bit, attending high school in northern Maine, and college at Purdue University in Indiana. After graduating, I took a few years working at various jobs (surgery lab technician, record store clerk, high school chemistry teacher) before deciding to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. I focused on preventive care, medicine and surgery at Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Small animal dentistry became one of my biggest areas of interest while working at a family practice for 12 years in Columbus, Ohio.
In 2009, my stepdaughter moved to Chicago to attend SAIC and my husband and I relocated to Portland. We had visited Oregon and were drawn by the vibrant arts, music and food scene, proximity to the ocean and mountains, friendly people and the active lifestyle. I missed the close relationships with the clients and pets that I had in my previous work and decided to start my own neighborhood clinic. In July 2012 City Pets Vet opened its doors on SE Division Street, just a short bike ride from our house.
Running a practice has been a very rewarding experience. Every day I look forward to coming in to do our best for the wonderful pets our clients have entrusted to our care.
Heather, Practice Manager (Fear Free Certified Professional)
Like many of us, my love of animals began at a very early age. I was three years old when my parents allowed me to pick out my first childhood dog, a German Shepherd. She also was three years old and was my best friend until we were both sixteen and it was time for her to leave my side. It was at that time that I for sure knew that I wanted to work in veterinary medicine. The doctor had been so compassionate and I wanted to help people the way he had helped my dog and my family. I started working in a veterinary hospital as soon as someone would take me. I began as a kennel assistant, then receptionist, assistant and ultimately became a veterinary technician and Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.
At home I live with my husband, my amazing little Chihuahua mix, three wonderful cats and a very soft mini rex rabbit. I can't wait to meet you and your pets!
Jennifer, Client Care Representative
I was born and raised in Portland and have had a love of animals my whole life. My first best friends were my cat Silverstreak and my grandparents pug Anastasia. Growing up we had cats, dogs, gerbils, fish and even a snake at one time. My love of animals led me to the veterinary field. In 1999 I started work in a dual general and specialty practice. I love the human-animal bond, helping pets and their families is a real passion of mine. I want every client and pet that comes in have the best possible experience. I am excited to be part of the City Pets Vet team, continuing to grow and fulfill that passion everyday.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends, reading, photography and baking. I enjoy the beach, exploring Oregon and traveling . My family includes my fiancée, and two sons. Dachshund/Yorkie mix Loki, Chihuahua mix Sophie, Siamese cat Louis and two tanks of fish.
Matt, Client Care Representative / Veterinary Assistant (Fear Free Certified Professional)
I grew up in Colorado and have lived here in Portland since 2014. I am happy to be in the veterinary field and am currently working towards my technician certification. City Pets has always impressed me, first as a client and now as an employee, with the knowledge of the doctors and staff and the level of care provided. I am proud to be a part of the team. I am currently working on both becoming a Fear Free Certified Professional and obtaining my Certified Veterinary Technician License. Outside of the clinic I enjoy reading, playing hockey and spending time with my two dogs, Bishop and Indigo, especially outdoors in some of the awesome parks around Portland.
Jen, Veterinary Assistant
I am English, but worked abroad, and travelled around Southeast Asia for 5 years before moving to Portland in 2013. Rescuing Nicademus, my cat, from The Republic of Korea, was the reason I got into this profession. He mostly sleeps but likes to sing to my husband and I at 3 am! Those of you with cats can appreciate this. I also have a former barn cat, Ophelia, who makes a lot of noise and destruction for something so small. I would love a dog but my kitties wouldn’t! I love hiking, camping, and soccer, and neighborhood clean ups. I have a passion for upcycling. I enjoy being a part of the City Pets team and sharing the highs and lows of your pets health with you.
Kat, Veterinary Assistant
Hello, My name is Kat. I’m from far away Springfield, Missouri and now live in downtown Portland and love everything about Oregon.
I have two kitty cats Winston and Isis They are definitely spoiled, I love spending time with them and someday I’d like to have a dog. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, horseback riding, and traveling.
I am an enthusiastic Veterinary Assistant dedicated to providing the highest quality care to both pets and their people. My passion for animals and awareness of their needs allows me to succeed. I have loved working with animals ever since I was little and have been a Veterinary Assistant since 2011. I look forward to new experiences and I am excited to be apart of a fun, loving and caring team at City Pets Vet.
Staci, Certified Veterinary Assistant
Hello everyone, my name is Staci. I am originally from Cleveland OH, but have lived in between there and Phoenix, AZ since I was 16. I made my way to the PNW in 2014 and it was the best decision I have ever made. I worked in the addiction field for the past few years. I have a huge love for helping people and that community, but it wasn’t what I ultimately wanted to do. I was born into a huge animal loving family. From the time I was a baby we always had dogs and cats roaming our home. Even sometimes turtles and other critters. I always tried to bring home the strays and have always had a huge passion for protecting them. My lifelong dream is to open a rescue/sanctuary with my best friend. I have a silly little family that I love more than anything.
My partner Patrick and I currently have 3 animals we adopted, two Staffies named Buddha and Remy, and our newest addition, our turtle Turbo. After being afraid to take a chance for so long, I took a leap and started school with Carrington College to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant. I have always loved the idea of working with animals and decided to take my career that way. It has been the best decision I have ever made. CPV gave me the amazing opportunity in letting me do my externship with them and now I am working for them! I am so happy to be a part of the team and in a career I love.
Janelle, Certified Veterinary Technician (Fear Free Certified Professional)
I was born and raised near Sacramento, California and made the move to Hillsboro at the end of 2017 & have never looked back! I immediately fell in love with the Portland area and Oregon in general for many different reasons (yes, I love rain).
I have been a stay at home mom to my daughter since we moved until January 2019, when I decided it was time to get back to work! I was overjoyed when given the opportunity to work at CPV, I have amazing coworkers and some extremely cute kitties and doggies that keep me excited to come to work everyday.
I graduated college in 2012 with a degree in Veterinary Technology which has been my passion since high school. After being registered in California, I became certified as a Veterinary Technician in Oregon in 2020. For now I spend as much time as I can with my toddler and my mom (who decided she couldn't stand to be away from her grandbaby) exploring Oregon's natural beauty. When the weather keeps us indoors, we enjoy spending time together cooking (even if it's just pretend) or playing some toddler-inspired games! We also have a very active ferret named Ziggy, and a (also very active) cat named "Bunny" to keep us constantly busy!
Mackie, Certified Veterinary Technician (Fear Free Certified Professional)
I am a Portland native and graduated from Portland State University in 2014 with a degree in environmental studies. I have been in the veterinary field since 2016 and have been a certified veterinary technician since 2019. I have worked in emergency and specialty practices but love the connections I make with pets and their people at City Pets Vet. I have a 3 year old Schnoodle named Roland and a 3 year old orange kitty named Sterling, who are both wildly spoiled. In my free time I love to bake, go see movies, and say hello to every accepting pup I meet on the street.
Scott, Certified Veterinary Technician (Fear Free Certified Professional)
I was born and raised in Central New York where I spent a lot of time in the woods, fields and swamps of the region. In 1993 I went to school at Cornell University for a degree in Natural Resources. Upon graduation I lived in Ithaca for several more years and then in 1997 moved to Portland. After a year of living here I started working in the veterinary field and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2006. For nine years I worked with primates at the ONPRC but transitioned back to working with companion animals in 2018. In my free time I like to hike the regions trails, draw, sketch, cook, and paint miniatures. At home my cat likes to sit nearby while I work on these projects and vocally demand more love.